Collectibles - what do you collect.

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  1. LannyC

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    Yes, our collections grow more impressive every year. It's our reward for surviving.

    It's preferable in every respect to the alternative.

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  2. giradman

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    AQ_OC - now, do you really have 2K Blu-ray discs? I've been replacing my DVDs gradually but am up to only about 250 BDs in my video collection of about 1500.

    BOY, wife & I use to buy a LOT of books; if we kept them all, I'd have to use a spare bedroom for storage - we give most away to a local elder charity, The Shepherd Center, which has a yearly 'book sale' that makes about $50,000 USD - we are having more difficulty w/ our aging eyes reading printed books, so I'm buying a lot now on my iPad. Dave :)
     
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    Well, I was looking at that foyer cherry cabinet posted earlier and the detail of the art pieces on the top were not well seen; so I took a few more pics tonight - the previous photo was an older one - now on the top, are a bear w/ a fish in its mouth (soapstone sculpture; bought in Quebec City on our last vacation there), the dancing walrus (another soapstone sculpture bought in Alaska), and another bear (I think purchased on a trip to Las Vegas). And finally, the wonderful Inuit art work made from a whale's vertebra - Dave :) P.S. please click on the images for enlargement.
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    Yeah, embarrassing, huh? A lot of them were deals with Warner bros and cheapo on amazon. If you pay attention, many good deals can be found. I still have some DVDs, but have replaced most now. Some titles still aren't available on blu. And I should have said titles, because many are multi-disc sets. I have also ripped most of these to mkv and have them stored in my movie server.

    Having reveal all that, you'd think I watch moves day and night. Not true. I living having then and imagine myself watching them one day. Until I started ripping everything, some of them were unopened. I hope that when I die one of my nieces will be enough of a movie buff to want to take my entire collection.

    Now, didn't you say you had 4000 CDs? I have like 250 of those.
     
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    Hi Giradman! Such wonderful scents to be sure!

    Love Susan's necklaces.....boy she has quite a few! But love the cabinet you've made for them also (yes you did post it once before, but I think the collection of necklaces has grown since then)

    Just love your other cabinet also.....something I'd like to try my hand at doing also, well I have made some low book cabinets for my daughters years ago, must be from having a father and a brother who have always done work like this....my brother is a cabinetmaker by trade.

    Very lovely!
     
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    These are just beautiful Ivy......I can see why you would collect them!

    Just love the silver needle cases, and that piece in the second photo (just don't know what to call it) but it's so very beautiful!

    I would love to see more of your collection! ;)
     
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    Just love your soapstone sculptures Giradman! Especially the walrus with his tusks!

    I only have 1 soapstone sculpture - a mother with child.



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    And how good is your Inuit art made from a whale's vertebra! That is just a stunning piece, the more so because of what it is made from! Just love that piece! So glad you did individual photos for these!
     
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    Amazing! I'm really enjoying BDs - watching a couple of DVD replacements tonight - I actually watch quite a few movies, so enjoy this new technology!

    NOW, yes concerning the CDs - got my first CD player in 1984, so 30 years of collecting (and a LOT of culling/replacements) these audio discs; about 70% of my collection are classical recordings (enjoy that music over a five century span) - this stuff I listen to almost daily but would probably take me over a year to go through the entire 'pile', if I listened 6-8 hrs/day - YES, too many! LOL! Dave :)
     
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    Hi Leelai - well, I thought I made plenty of room to hang her necklaces w/ hangers in the cabinet and also on the opened doors, but she barely made it once filled (as you can see). Great to hear that your brother is a cabinetmaker - he must do some fine work - I'm always admirable about how the 'pros' can make beautiful furniture - Dave :)
     
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    Lovely Mother & Child piece - enjoy soapstone sculptures - the media is so versatile. I've always loved my 'Dancing Walrus', so cute! :)

    We fell in love w/ that whale vertebra piece immediately; probably something found on a beach (don't know), but so creative - Dave
     

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